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2020 California Journalism Awards Campus General Excellence Contest Winners – 2-Year Colleges

2020 California Journalism Awards
Campus General Excellence Contest Winners

2-Year Colleges


First-place and second-place plaques will be shipped directly to the winning publications in the coming weeks.

Personalized certificates will also be mailed to winners in each category.

A complete list of all California Journalism Award winners will be provided on May 18th.


Circ Group(s)Category NameAwardOrganizationCityEntry TitleCommentsCredits
2-Year CollegesGeneral ExcellenceFirst PlaceSouthwestern College-The SunChula VistaThe Southwestern College SunExcellent comprehensive coverage of not only the campus but the community. Sensitive and insightful coverage of social justice issues. The Sun is an asset to the entire community. A pleasure to read.
Sun Staff
2-Year CollegesGeneral ExcellenceSecond PlaceCity College of San Francisco-The GuardsmanSan FranciscoGeneral Excellence Entry #1 - The GuardsmanWell written and impressively comprehensive and packed with excellent reporting. This is not just a guide to City College, but the entire city and, frequently, the nation.Staff Staff
2-Year CollegesGeneral ExcellenceThird PlaceSkyline College-The Skyline ViewSan Bruno01 General ExcellenceGreat job of going indepth on issues that affect students, such as the Adobe pricing changes during the pandemic. Thorough and comprehensive.The Skyline View
2-Year CollegesGeneral ExcellenceFourth PlaceSan Jose City College-The TimesSan JoseSJCC Times Feb. 25 and Sept. 1An excellent campus newspaper. Clear, concise writing.Elaisa Acosta Meneses, Nhu Miu Dang, Steve Hill, San Jose City College Times Staff
2-Year CollegesGeneral ExcellenceFifth PlaceSan Joaquin Delta College-The CollegianStocktonThe CollegianComprehensive with great reporting and writing.Collegian Staff